Fabrizio Romano has confirmed that Manchester United despatched scouts to carefully monitor promising Benfica midfielder Joao Neves throughout his facet’s conflict towards Sporting Lisbon.
Benfica accomplished a sensational comeback as they got here again from a objective right down to beat Ruben Amorim’s males.
Sporting Lisbon took the lead simply earlier than the break and appeared destined to win the essential sport.
Nonetheless, an impressive Neves objective from contained in the field within the 94th minute restored parity for Benfica. Roger Schmidt’s facet then discovered the winner within the 97th minute courtesy of Casper Tengstedt to safe all three factors.
United have been strongly linked to Neves, who has been reportedly earmarked as one of many membership’s precedence midfield targets in the summertime.
A current report lined by The Peoples Individual famous that the Pink Devils aren’t the one outfit pursuing the Portugal worldwide.
Manchester Metropolis, Juventus and Chelsea are additionally eager on touchdown his providers.
Nonetheless, it appears that evidently United are pushing the toughest to land the highly-rated 19-year-old.
In accordance with Romano, the 20-time English champions despatched representatives to scout the participant. Little question they might have been impressed by his dominant show vs. Sporting Lisbon.
As per Romano, “Manchester United despatched their scouts to comply with Joao Neves within the sport towards Sporting. They [United] wish to control the boy and his progress…and the way his growth goes.”
“United know him effectively. As soon as once more, they despatched their individuals to control Neves, so let’s see what occurs there.”
“However for certain, he’s a participant to look at for the long run as a result of many golf equipment are keeping track of him. For Benfica, he’s a very vital participant.”
The Italian journalist additional said, “It would rely on the possession, the supervisor and the sporting director who may come within the subsequent few weeks with Sir Jim Ratcliffe incoming. There are lots of modifications at Man United however the scouting division is conserving an in depth eye on Joao Neves.”